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Star Blanket

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A while ago I saw the most beautiful wool by Scheepjes, called Whirl, turning from one color into another while crocheting or knitting. I loved the wool but didn't really know what to make with it, until I found this (free) pattern for a blanket. 

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The blanket is really easy to make. When you're a tight crocheter, like I am, I would recommend to use a larger hook or more wool to get a bigger blanket. The pattern says the blanket will be about 104 cm wide after 37 rounds, but even after doing 50 rounds, my blanket only measures just 90 cm.  
The Scheepjes Whirl I used is called Liquorice YumYum. I love licorice (or drop, as it is called here in The Netherlands)!

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Keeping It Simple has written a post about crochet and featured three of my projects!

The Easter Bunny


Bare Foot Sandals



Haasjes Head


Thank you so much, Kaysi!!

Frankenstein

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Do you know the 4 Seasons crochet designs by Lalylala? I wanted to make her Halloween series last year, but I was busy with other Halloween patterns then, so I had to postpone it til this year. The first one I already made. 

The second one is almost finished.  I will show you that one in another post.
This is the whole Halloween series:



Made It! #33

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~ I love Pinterest and would like to make a recipe of my boards every week. Since I have lots of recipes pinned (that, until now, I just pinned and only that), I hope this will be a way to reduce the amount of pins on my boards ~

September is my most favorite month of the year. Normally, I would say. In the part of the world where I live (The Netherlands, that is) fall is in the air, but most days are sunny and the light is beautiful. Not weather that makes me want to heat up the house, close the curtains in the evening and light the candles. This year though it's raining from the first day of the month up until now and more rain is in the forecast. So the Pumpkin Spice Smoothie I last week announced to make fits totally in. 
And it became my all time favorite smoothie, I can tell you! If you like pumpkin spice, you really have to try this one! 
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Now that raspberries are still available in stores, I want to make this delicious looking Raspberr…

Birthday Cake

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Do you know the Katharine Sabbath Cakes? I love how they look and wanted to make a lookalike forever. My daughter's birthday party was the ultimate opportunity, so I baked, melted chocolate and decorated with caramels, Oreos and Maltesers and here's the result!

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My Confetti Hair Bows were featured by Sew Can Do!

Thank you, Cheryl!

And, I'm proud to tell: Haasjes Head was featured! My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies and Designing Us featured the trophy head of our Flemish Giant Haasje I crocheted for the Pet's Wall of Fame I'm working on. Haasje means Little Hare and is the name my daughter (then 5) came up with when she asked for a bunny as a birthday gift.


Thank you very much, Laurie and Trudy!

My Mochila was featured by Redo It Yourself!


Thank you, Robin!

Candy Smoothie Birthday Treat

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Another one in the long series of Birthday related posts: the treat! And it's a good one! Good because it only took me an hour to make them, while normally it takes me almost a day. 
I bought cheap plastic champagne flutes, filled them with popped rice candies, placed a fruit candy bar in it, that looked like a straw and topped it of with a white meringue that looked like whipped cream. 


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My Confetti Hair Bows and my Mochila were featured by Creative Jewish Mom!



Thank you, Sara!